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    Tragic stuff but something has to be mentioned.


    31 people were killed yesterday in suicide attacks in Iraq. An earthquake in Iran has killed hundreds according to officials. And last week eleven innocent children were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan. Why is it when three die in America there's world wide up to the minute coverage, yet when hundreds die in lesser known countries noone seems to give a ****?
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    People like to be able to identify what it is that's a threat to them though. Nobody's saying it would be better if it was a terror attack orchestrated overseas or whatever but it lends itself to the whole "War against Terror" and all the other stuff that goes on with it like patriotism and what not. Plus then if they're then captured/punished there's some form of retribution.

    An unprovoked, unexplained, unexpected bomb attack by an unknown perpetrator causes all sorts of issues in people's minds I'd expect. Not that your run-of-the-mill stereotyped terrorist attack wouldn't either. But, yeah.

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    I just feel like if AQ did it, I'd be like "well ok they're probably not coming back here anytime soon". But if some insane local did it?


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    The unspoken public (or media) implication is that American lives are more important than middle eastern lives or in the case of tropical storms, carribean lives.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    An unprovoked, unexplained, unexpected bomb attack by an unknown perpetrator causes all sorts of issues in people's minds I'd expect. Not that your run-of-the-mill stereotyped terrorist attack wouldn't either.
    Well, this is the crux of the matter for mine, so I just thought it was curious to "hope" that a particular party was responsible, since the feelings of panic and insecurity would undoubtedly be caused regardless.

    That's my take on it anyway, and am fortunate to be giving it from a position where I've not experienced such atrocities first-hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    Tragic stuff but something has to be mentioned.


    31 people were killed yesterday in suicide attacks in Iraq. An earthquake in Iran has killed hundreds according to officials. And last week eleven innocent children were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan. Why is it when three die in America there's world wide up to the minute coverage, yet when hundreds die in lesser known countries noone seems to give a ****?
    It's also because it's more out of the ordinary here. A bomb blast in Israel gets less coverage than the one in the US for that same reason. And one in Iraq even less so.
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    It's not particularly often eleven innocent children are killed in a nato airstrike though.

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    Anyone hear the explosives expert on BBC Radio 2 the day? He reckoned due to the smoke being white this indicated low level explosives which points towards an American extrremist as opposed to something Al Qaida linked.

    Although I'm not sure it matters who did it, a life taken is a life taken, no matter the reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    i'd rather it be an terrorist organisation,instead of a random nutter who will still be in the area, and who may only get caught by doing more attacks
    An organisation behind the attacks is more frightening because they would have resources to repeat the atrocity. A nutter would most likely get caught the next time he/she tries it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    It's not particularly often eleven innocent children are killed in a nato airstrike though.
    This has become a regular occurrence now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    An organisation behind the attacks is more frightening because they would have resources to repeat the atrocity. A nutter would most likely get caught the next time he/she tries it.
    That was basically my point and with the London Marathon this weekend if it was a group like AQ they may have that as the next target.

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    An organisation like AQ would have the resources to make such an attack irrespective if they were behind the events in Boston though. Similarly, if they were the ones who targeted the Boston marathon, it doesn't necessarily make them more, or less, likely to target the London one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    The unspoken public (or media) implication is that American lives are more important than middle eastern lives or in the case of tropical storms, carribean lives.
    Lets be honest. Bombs and loss of life in the Middle East is hardly breaking news these days. There's no implication that US lives are more important than others. Unfortunately, such events occurring in Iraq or Afghanistan have become run of the mill, even ordinary to the norm.

    I may be a bad person but I barely raise an eyebrow when I hear about death in such countries. It's normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    Lets be honest. Bombs and loss of life in the Middle East is hardly breaking news these days. There's no implication that US lives are more important than others. Unfortunately, such events occurring in Iraq or Afghanistan have become run of the mill, even ordinary to the norm.

    I may be a bad person but I barely raise an eyebrow when I hear about death in such countries. It's normal.
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    Some of it also has to do with, sad to say, the value each government places on the lives of its citizens.

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